The next two classes to begin the process of becoming a Licensed Title Producer are scheduled for May (9 and 12) and July (11 and 14).
Online and Take Home CE courses are available, including 3 hours of required Ethics credit.
The ALTA Webinar Video shown on our Legislative page provides a detailed discussion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new closing disclosure (CD) which replaces the HUD-1.
“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don't live in a world all of your own.”
― Albert Schweitzer
With these words, I begin my Vision Statement for the Maryland Land Title Association. We are an all-volunteer organization, and it is truly a privilege to serve an industry that is so relevant – owning a home is still the American Dream – investing in real estate a rewarding and lucrative opportunity for many – so, where do we fit in?
“We protect your property rights and provide peace of mind.” These words, recently coined by the ALTA, resonate with many. Whether you are buying your first home or downsizing to your last – we all take pride in our homes. We wipe up puppy puddles, scrub the juice from our carpets, clean the beer from the ping pong table, drink wine in front of the fireplace, and ultimately – if we’re lucky enough, we hold hands and grow old together. Yes, we protect the American Dream!
Speaking of volunteers – at a recent board meeting I quickly calculated the billable hours sitting around the table. You might be surprised to know that there were 7 attorneys present, 8 title professionals at the table, 3 additional attorneys on the conference call, as well as 3 more title professionals. My best guess would be a minimum of $3600/hour – that’s a lot of free legal counsel in a morning, a month, and a year! Do I need to say more about the benefits of MLTA membership?